Just a quick note: Contracts are signed, text is finalized, and Wildside has The Sorcerer’s Widow scheduled for May 2013. The long delay is because they’re planning to distribute it to comic shops as well as the usual online outlets, and that requires several months of lead time — it has to go in the catalog, orders come in, etc.
It may actually be available some places (particularly in e-book form) sooner than May; we’ll see.
I don’t know anything about cover art yet.
Sorry it won’t be out sooner.
Oh, yeah — my current plan is that I’ll start the next serial (whichever story it is) as soon as I’ve mailed out all the donor copies of The Sorcerer’s Widow, which should be late May, 2013.